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I want to be wireless without the net.

January 5, 2013 at 11:38:07
Specs: 7 ultimate 32bit, 2.9 GHz quad / 4gig

Hi,
My daughter has a tower in her room, and it is not connected to the net as she is too young for it (she is 7, and autistic). However her disability means that she breaks her keyboard and loses her mouse, but she also has an android tablet that she is pretty good at looking after.
There is an app for her droid called unified remote, and it is a mouse and keyboard, but it need to be wireless to use.
So, I would like her to have the wireless access, but I cannot allow her access to my lan or the net.
Is there a way I can do this?
I am a tech amature, so I'm not a novice, but I aint no expert either, so please help with a little
info if you suggest anything.
Many thanks,
Neil.

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#1
January 5, 2013 at 12:55:23

Hadn't heard of this until now... But it would appear it may be made to talk to windows either by wifi - or Bluetooth?

If the windows pc is Bluetooth enabled - built-in or via small plug-in USB adapter - then you would pair the Android to the pc using Bluetooth.

When I get on a laptop (on an iPad just now) can point you to a few how to sites re' installing and using the app (a server app on the pc, and the android app on the android.

If you are not sure how to pair your android to the pc, post back and pholks here will help you with that too.


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#2
January 5, 2013 at 13:56:52

yes, I do believe the "app" can be used through bluetooth. Her tower does not have bluetooth. I have looked at her tablet, and it does not have bluetooth, so I cannot go by that route sadly. that sucks, because it would have solved the issue.
So I am still stuck with no choice but with wireless.
I have gone through my router settings, and there is not an option to block the net (or lan) from a nominated device, so I'm buggered from that route.
If I have no choice but to allow her net access, is there a way I can block everything possible with programs on her pc?

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#3
January 5, 2013 at 14:38:29

Tower likely will take a Bluetooth adapter etc. ok... Are you sure your android isn't Bluetooth capable? Most are these days?

What make/model android?


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#4
January 5, 2013 at 19:13:39

Bluetooth is definitely the better choice if it is possible.
If not, then look in her computer, Windows 7 has Parental Control options that may be able to help you there. I have not looked at them closely since my daughters were too old by the time parental controls were part of Windows and when they were young, our Windows 95 system was in the dining room and they had strict limits on the programs and sites they could use and a time limit for each day. You may be able to lock out all sites or include a short list of allowed sites, others should be able to give you more details on this though.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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